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Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code

Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code
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Program or Be Programmed: Douglas Rushkoff, Leland Purvis: Des cartes pour s'initier à Scratch - School(Re)mix Pour bien débuter votre initiation au logiciel de programmation visuelle Scratch, rien de tel qu’un bon jeu de cartes ! Scratch Scratch est LE logiciel de programmation visuelle qui cartonne en ce moment ! Le jeu de cartes Scratch v1.0 Ce jeu de cartes home made vous est présenté dans sa version 1.0 et sera naturellement amené à évoluer. Enfin, côté design, les cartes blocs ont été conçues afin de pouvoir s’empiler les une au-dessus des autres, afin de créer un script de cartes, bien pratique par exemple lors des démonstrations collectives ou en autonomie pour manipuler et créer ses propres scripts… Les 3 types de cartes du jeu Contenu du jeu de cartes 3 cartes vocabulaire : 1/ Les lutins 2/ Les scripts 3/ Les blocs 9 cartes fonctionnalités : 1/ Ajouter un lutin 2/ Ajouter un son 3/ Ajouter un décor 4/ Enregistrer son travail 5/ Modifier les costumes d’un lutin 6/ Ajouter un bloc à un script 7/ Ajouter un script à un lutin 8/ Concevoir un script 9/ Démarrer et arrêter un script 18 cartes blocs :

Teaching Kids to Code Every era demands--and rewards--different skills. In different times and different places, we have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops. Now we are teaching them to code. We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future. In this collection we share many different perspectives on coding, from a university professor's vantage point (MIT's Mitch Resnick describes why learning to code is like learning to learn) to an entrepreneur's reflections from his cross-country roadtrip to bring coding--and his stuffed dog--to classrooms across the U.S. We should always teach children to bake bread, feed the goats and wield a hammer.

ManyCam free virtual webcam effects software Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers : All Tech Considered hide captionSarah Allen, CEO of Blazing Cloud, works with user experience designer Anton Zadorozhnyy in the company's offices in San Francisco. Ramin Rahimian for NPR Sarah Allen, CEO of Blazing Cloud, works with user experience designer Anton Zadorozhnyy in the company's offices in San Francisco. This story is part of our series, The Changing Lives of Women. Sarah Allen has been the only woman on a team of computer programmers a few times in the more than two decades she has worked in the field. Most notably, she led the team — as the lone female programmer — that created Flash video, the dominant technology for streaming video on the Web. Since only about 20 percent of all programmers are women, her experience isn't uncommon, and now she's trying to bring more women into the field. hide captionSarah Allen works with interns Lori Hsu (left) and Fito von Zastrow at the Blazing Cloud offices in San Francisco. Recently they met with Estee Solomon Gray, the founder of a company called Mmindd.

scratch – Shall We Learn You never know what will happen next in life. One lazy afternoon, when I was enjoying my afternoon tea, two funny yellow birds showed up at my door. They introduced themselves as Tweet and Mini Tweet. I guess they are twins, but one is much much bigger than the other. Continue reading “Learning Scratch with Tweet and Mini Tweet: What is Scratch?” Have you heard of Scratch? Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 1: Introducing Scratch and Creating Sprite” » In Lesson 1, we created a sprite and also create four costumes: “front”, “back”, “facing left”, and “facing right”. In this lesson, we will make our sprite dance, and dance to the beat. Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 2: Animating a Sprite (Dance)” » In this lesson 2, we make our sprite dance. In this lesson 3, we make our sprite dance. In this lesson, I will show you how to make sprites move to certain locations on the Stage. Continue reading “Scratch Lesson 5: Work with the Stage” » In this lesson, we will modify a sample game named “Pong”.

Cargo-Bot – iPad The first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-Bot Presenting Cargo-Bot. The first game programmed entirely on iPad using Codea™ Get it for free on the App Store. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. It features 36 fiendishly clever puzzles, haunting music and stunning retina graphics. Built with Codea Cargo-Bot is the first game on the App Store developed using Codea, an iPad app for rapidly creating games and simulations. Get Codea on the App Store. Cargo-Bot was developed by Rui Viana using Codea. Fred Bogg coded the entire music engine using Codea's sound API, as well as composing the Cargo-Bot score. Gamestar Mechanic Rio Goes High-Tech, With An Eye Toward Olympics, World Cup : Parallels Rio's Operations Center brings together more than 30 agencies and allows them to coordinate on daily issues such as traffic, as well as on emergencies such as the frequent flash floods in hillside slums. Raphael Lima/Courtesy of the Operations Center, City of Rio De Janeiro hide caption toggle caption Raphael Lima/Courtesy of the Operations Center, City of Rio De Janeiro Rio's Operations Center brings together more than 30 agencies and allows them to coordinate on daily issues such as traffic, as well as on emergencies such as the frequent flash floods in hillside slums. Raphael Lima/Courtesy of the Operations Center, City of Rio De Janeiro We are standing in front of a huge bank of screens, in the middle of which is a glowing map that changes focus depending on what the dozens of controllers are looking at. The room looks like something straight out of a NASA shuttle launch. This is Rio de Janeiro in real time. toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Felipe Dana/AP Warning Against Flash Floods

Learn Tips & Hints Tips and hints that you might find useful as you explore ScratchJr. For answers to more general questions about ScratchJr, see the Frequently Asked Questions. Learn how to make a new project, rename an existing project, and delete a project. Watch video Make a simple script by connecting blocks together. Learn how to add characters to your project. Use trigger blocks to specify when a script should run. You can share projects by email. The Sample Projects library is a collection of eight pre-made projects that use a range of blocks and features to show you the variety of projects you can make with ScratchJr. Character List Scrolling If there's a scroll bar in the Character List on the left of the Stage it means you that you have more characters in your project than fit in the list on the screen. Copying Characters To copy a character and its scripts, you can drag the character from the list of characters on the left over to the list of pages on the right. Moving Backwards

SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks) 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. If you're concerned that that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. In no particular order, we have listed all the coding apps that are appropriate for young learners. GameStar Mechanic Platform: WebCost: $2 per student GameStar Mechanic teaches kids, ages 7-14, to design their own video games. Scratch Platform: WebCost: Free! Tynker Platform: WebCost: Free! Move the Turtle Hopscotch Platform: iPadCost: Free! Daisy the Dinosaur Platform: iPadCost: Free!

Facebook's Bold, Compelling and Scary Engine of Discovery: The Inside Story of Graph Search | Wired Business Beast had a birthday last week. The First Dog of social networking — live-in companion to Mark Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan — turned two. The proud owners baked a cake for the Hungarian sheepdog and decided to throw an impromptu party. To date, sorting through your Facebook friends could be a frustrating task. For years now, Facebook watchers have wondered when the company would unleash the potential of its underpowered search bar. In the weeks leading up to the launch, Facebook executives were still trying to come up with a name for the new product. The result is surprisingly compelling. Zuckerberg says that this is in fact a return to the company’s roots. The first of many steps, that is. For example, he thinks he can make it easier to find invitees for a canine birthday party.

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